Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$6,175
Raised
124%
Our Story …

COVID UPDATE - ITS BACK ON AFTER HAVING TO CANCEL LAST YEAR


Scotty turned 50 last year!! The milestone event prompted him to create a "bucket list" and a car rally across "outback Australia" was at the top of the list. Luckily Davie was already on the waitlist for the Shitbox Rally and the stars collided...... We submitted our application and it was accepted!! That is how an Englishman, living in Sydney, and a Scotsman, living in Melbourne, come to be driving a car (bought for less than a grand) from Mackay to Darwin in aid of the Cancer Council in Australia.


We will be doing serious training for this. We are setting up our lounge rooms to simulate sitting in old vinyl car seats while pounding the 3,000 kilometres of corrugated roads that we will encounter, breathing in red bull dust and listening to Dire Straits on the station wagon cassette recorder...... It is for these sacrifices and the great charity that we are supporting that we ask for your support and sponsorship. Please give what you can. Thanks.


The Event: Shitbox Rally 2020 (Spring)

What it is: Grab your best mate. Buy a car for less than $1,000. Paint it up to look cool. Get it to Mackay somehow. Drive from Mackay to Darwin with all the other Shitboxers. Have heaps of fun on the way. Make new mates. Sell the car at auction for the charity. Celebrate with a cold lager..... Fly home. Bore everyone with how much fun you had.

The Car: Toyota Camry 1992 (with sunvisor) called "Aunty" after an extremely generous benefactor who is very excited about this adventure and gave a generous donation towards it.....

The Charity: The Cancer Council in Australia

The swashbuckling rally drivers: Scotty Hadfield & David Anderson


Note: The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th year. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity, that is close to both of our hearts (particularly through Scotty's mum, a lucky cancer survivor and Davie's Uncle who was taken early by cancer, and also the many other friends and family who have been impacted). The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated (Note: we will be covering the expenses of the trip to ensure that the impact of any donations are maximised). Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.

The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.

Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.

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1 year ago
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Byron Ellis gave $100.00.
Good luck both and enjoy the experience The Ellis clan...
3 months ago
Just learnt how to thank people on this Byron!! Thanks to you and Andrea for your very generous support! Scotty and I very much appreciate it. Good luck England for Monday morning!!
1 year ago
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Rod Homer gave $50.00.
Sounds a lot of fun as well as very worthwhile. Good luck,Scott
1 year ago
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Frank Hadfield gave $100.00.
Great idea looks great fun do you need a mechanic?
1 year ago
Thanks Frank. I would love to have you as a mechanic!! Davie.
3 months ago
And a big thanks from me too Franky & Carol!! Very generous. I hope you have passed all your mechanical skills onto your son! Can't wait to get into it. Love, Davie.
1 year ago
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Renae Cooper gave $100.00.
Reminds me of the Variety Bash that my dad did for a number of years, although your situation certainly sounds even more "lean". What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday!
1 year ago
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Klynton Hankin gave $50.00.
Good luck Scott! Hopefully the $1k will also get you air-con and mosquito nets as spring in the tropics could be uncomfortable otherwise.
1 year ago
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Stephanie Smith gave $100.00.
Now that is a fabuous bucket list challenge I'm happy to put by support behind - good luck Scotty and Davie!
1 year ago
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Liz O'Brien gave $100.00.
Scotty, sounds a heap of fun, looking forward to tracking your journey. Always happy to support Cancer Council too!!
1 year ago
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joe sheeran gave $100.00.
Good luck boys - it sounds like you'll need it!!!
3 months ago
Thanks Joe. Really appreciate your support. Can't wait. Dave & Scotty
1 year ago
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Michael Codling gave $200.00.
onya Haddo
1 year ago
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Anne & Gordon Slater gave $100.00.
Have a fabulous time you 2. We hope the car will make it - though there is time to join a dummy course on car repairs. Great cause
3 months ago
Thanks for your generous support guys. Really appreciate it. Can't wait to get to the start line!! Dave & Scotty
1 year ago
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Victoria & John McGhee gave $100.00.
Good luck Scott on your 50th birthday shit box rally
3 months ago
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Chris Verhaeghe gave $100.00.
Good Luck with your rally but also the fundraising.
3 months ago
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Ben Larsson gave $25.00.
Nice one boys - get stuck in and don't come unstuck.
3 months ago
Thanks for your support Larso. Really appreciate it you big legend. Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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Ryan McMahon gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Duncan Read gave $50.00.
Double it if you make it… treble it if you take the 1974 Kingswood Best of luck from The Reads
3 months ago
Thanks Duncs & Family. Wish we had the Kingswood. It would have been the perfect car!! Really appreciate your support. Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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David Cox gave $100.00.
Best of luck guys
3 months ago
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Stephanie Smith gave $100.00.
Very important cause so v happy to support! Please travel with lots of water!
3 months ago
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Drew Beer gave $100.00.
Do it for the Membranes!!
3 months ago
Thanks Drew!! Really appreciate your support. Will definitely be doing it for the Membranes. All the best!
3 months ago
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Kate Whitney gave $100.00.
Love the car mate! Reminds me of the car we had when I was young but Holden! Of course! Hope it goes really well and take care of car and you. From Chris, Kate, Nick and Harry
3 months ago
Thanks team Whitney! Very generous and very much appreciated. Hope all well. Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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Matty Lunn gave $200.00.
Well done Scott - a great cause and great fun at the same time! Matty
3 months ago
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Deb West gave $50.00.
Love it have fun!
3 months ago
Thanks Deb!! Very generous and very much appreciated. Good to see you at the Mosman Rugby. Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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Peter van Dongen gave $250.00.
Great cause and should be great fun!
3 months ago
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Ross Edwards gave $100.00.
Good luck!
3 months ago
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Sarah Hofman gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Liz Stesel gave $50.00.
Awesome charity Haddo - good luck!!
3 months ago
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Ashley Wood gave $100.00.
Great cause and sounds like a brilliant trip.
3 months ago
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Nathan Davis gave $100.00.
Good luck Scott... sounds like a lot of fun while helping a great cause. Well done!
3 months ago
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Graham Anderson gave $100.00.
Go on yersel Big Man!
3 months ago
Thanks Graham. Very generous of you an very much appreciated. The Camry has a cassette recorder. Do you have any Charlie Allan tapes you could send out. I am sure Scotty would love it!! Thanks, David & Scotty
3 months ago
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Mark and Di Beale gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Mark & Di. Really appreciate your support as ever. The car has a cassette player. Can I borrow your Dire Straits tape? Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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Peggy Anderson gave $200.00.
Good cause. I hope you have a good toolbox - just in case
3 months ago
Thanks so much Peggy for your generous support. Luckily there are support crews with mechanics provided!! Our mechanical skills run to topping up the oil and changing the odd filter!! Thank you and cheers, David & Scotty
3 months ago
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Strategic Impact Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Great cause, loads of fun, drive well in that Shitbox!
3 months ago
Thanks to you Adrian. Your support is very much appreciated. Hope our race strategy is up to scratch! Thanks & Cheers, David & Scotty
3 months ago
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Cressida Beale gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Cress!! Sponsorship despite the fact I will be in the outback with Scotty on our anniversary! Love shows no bounds....
3 months ago
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Erik Haggstrom gave $100.00.
Good luck out there. And have fun.
3 months ago
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Cathy Powter gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Cathy!! Very generous of you and very much appreciated! Hope all well with you guys. Thanks & Cheers, Dave & Scotty p.s you and Ang should do it next year!
3 months ago
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Sharp & Carter gave $500.00.
Great work mate!
3 months ago
You guys are dead set legends!! Thanks so much for your very generous support as always. Scotty and I appreciate it hugely. Hope I am better at driving a car than driving a golf ball!! Thanks & Cheers, Dave & Scotty
3 months ago
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Gillian Anderson gave $200.00.
Good luck, Granny went 3/4s of the way around Australia in a clapped out Beetle!!!!!!!
3 months ago
Thanks GG & Bumpa, If we could have got a beetle for less than $1,000 we would have loved to emulate your trip!! Alas a Camry Executive it will have to be!! The car has a cassette player. Any Colin Campbell tapes lying around? I am sure Scotty would love it! Thanks & Love, David & Scotty
3 months ago
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Michael Codling gave $200.00.
onya Scott
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $150.00.
Good luck David & co. I'm sure you will have great fun.
3 months ago
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Klynton Hankin gave $100.00.
Good luck Scott! Lucky for the Covid lockdown: you will have plenty of time to get your lounge-room training in. All the best for the journey.
3 months ago
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Justin Law gave $100.00.
Good luck, can't wait to hear the stories!
3 months ago
Thanks Justin. Really appreciate your support. You will get the stories over a beer!!
3 months ago
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Jamie Wills gave $100.00.
Good luck!
3 months ago
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Chris Masterman gave $50.00.
Great cause - best of luck with the journey!
3 months ago
Thanks so much Chris. Really appreciate your generous support.
3 months ago
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Rod Balding gave $100.00.
All the best for the rally. Look forward to seeing the before and after shots of the Car!
3 months ago
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Jane Reilly gave $100.00.
Great cause.
3 months ago
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Isla Baring gave $300.00.
Dear David - I am a proud Australian in the UK...Elspeth is a dear friend of mine and told me about your adventure! Good luck on your rally and Im sure you will make it !! Wish I could be there to wave you on !! Best regards, Isla Baring
3 months ago
Isla, Thanks you so much for your generous support. Elspeth will be getting a full update with pictures which I will ask her to share with you. We really appreciate your sponsorship. Regards, David & Scotty
3 months ago
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Rohan Francis-Taylor gave $100.00.
Good luck Scotty! Don’t sustain any injuries that’ll effect your touch game.
3 months ago
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Stephen Smith gave $100.00.
Enjoy the Rally Scott...nurse that shitbox.
3 months ago
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Rory Brown gave $50.00.
Fingers crosded on this!
3 months ago
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Leigh Anderson gave $50.00.
Good luck to you guys 👍
2 months ago
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Anthony Charles gave $200.00.
May the Force be with your gentlemen! I'm pretty sure Aunty will go the distance, hopefully you two do as well. I might even see you in Darwin for the finish...its in the calendar and the planets may align yet. Great cause. Go well and have fun!
2 months ago
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Eileen Montgomerie gave $200.00.
Good luck David sorry for being so long in replying.Love Ian and Eileen.
3 weeks ago
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Bruce Bollom gave $100.00.
Well done...have fun !
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.

Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.

Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.

Over $26 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.